Stay Close to Daddy and Stay Away From the Octopus Man!


15 Responses to “Stay Close to Daddy and Stay Away From the Octopus Man!”

  1. Takuan says:

    regular Bradbury upbringing.

  2. quesie says:

    Jjasper, yes, you got it right. I couldn’t find a link that followed the story to its end, but the controversy is in the story I underlined.

  3. SpinkySulks says:

    While I haven’t read Munson’s short story, I did read Dunn’s GEEK LOVE some time around 1990 or so… and I must agree with Buddy66. Going on the description given here, there does seem to be a bit of, let’s say, overlap.

    Having said that, though, I couldn’t make it through even this post. I’m allergic to such phrases as ‘I took a course at Oberlin called “Theorizing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Capitalism…”‘

  4. Tom Hale says:

    While researching Munson I found one of her stories, Scarecrow – maybe it was an excerpt – I don’t know. I have to admit, I don’t understand her or what drives her to write as she does, but I definitely enjoyed Scarecrow – why? I’m not sure. – It was written beautifully, but it was really dark – and I’d have to say ugly. I know its weird to say something is both beautiful and ugly, but I can’t think of any other way to describe it. I do know that I’m going to look it up and read it again when I’m done posting.

    There’s no doubt Munson is a great writer and I’m positive that I’m not in her target audience. Honestly, I had something insulting in mind that I was going to post, before I researched her – now I just want to look for more of her stories.

  5. jphilby says:

    Wow. Great interview Just a for a second there it seemed like the sun shined through the clouds.

    People like Munson spoil my illusions of living in a time when nuthin’s happenin … or will for a longer time than I have left.

  6. FutureNerd says:

    Speaking of spelling bees.

    The principal is your pal..but he may also be a peloscopus. Remain vigilant and report any suspicious tentacles to local law enforcement.

  7. Uland says:

    Is any one else not surprised she went Oberlin?

    “I took a course at Oberlin called “Theorizing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Capitalism,” where we sat around talking about the intersections of our oppression- but disability just did not exist.”


  8. proteanme says:

    If you’re into Peggy’s writing, check out her poetry:

    Also, here’s another interesting interview, especially if you’re a music fan:

  9. Ari B. says:

    Oddly, I misread “Lambda Literary Awards in Lesbian Debut Fiction” as Lambda Literary Awards in Lesbian Donut Fiction,” and assumed it was a reward for some really niche-specific fiction.

  10. JDavid says:

    You’re hot.

    Yeah. Really, Hot.

  11. buddy66 says:

    Sounds like Munson was touched by K. Dunn’s “Geek Love.” it blew my mind twenty years ago. Like “The Day of The Locust” Goes To The Circus.

    I weuzundeuzer if sheuzee speeuzeeks Ceuzarnie.

  12. jjasper says:

    The article about the Lambdas was she was not allowed to read. That’s a separate thing form the awards, as I understand it. Was her book also taken out of the running for judgment as well?

  13. Takuan says:

    you’re a carny too Buddy?

  14. Anonymous says:

    This does seem a lot like Geek Love…


  15. buddy66 says:

    One Spring for a few weeks when I was a kid, lettering (faux gold leaf) the caravans for a traveling carnival. The carnies taught me carny and a couple of spiels. Nice people.

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